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MERS Keeps Spreading Amid Porous Quarantine

The number of patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome continues to rise, with 24 cases newly confirmed over the weekend, bringing the total to 150.

Many newly confirmed cases were the result of ignoring quarantine rules. An ambulance driver for Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, who … …read more

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S. Korea's Exports Increase 16.5% in June

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South Korea’s exports reached over 13-point-two billion U.S. dollars this month, up 16-point-and-a-half percent year-on-year.

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Korea-Japan Parliamentarian Soccer Friendly Reopens after 9 Yrs

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A soccer game between South Korean and Japanese lawmakers has reopened after nine years. The …

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Obama Trade Agenda Suffers Setback in House

President Barack Obama’s ambitious Asia-Pacific free-trade agenda was dealt a serious blow Friday when the House of Representatives voted against part of a trade package.

A solid majority of Obama’s fellow Democrats joined most Republicans in easily defeating a measure that would have give… …read more

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Child under Age 10 Tests Positive for MERS

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An elementary school student has been tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome …

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Bobby Kim Fined for Molesting Flight Attendant

Singer Bobby Kim on Thursday was fined W4 million for molesting a flight attendant and ordered to take 40 hours of sexual harassment education (US$1=W1,112).

Kim was charged with causing a disturbance while intoxicated aboard a Korean Air flight from Incheon to San Francisco on Jan. 7. </P… …read more

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Parties Unable to Agree on Adopting Hwang's Confirmation Hearing Report

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Chief deputy floor leaders of the rival parties met to narrow their differences on the confirmation …

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Was Park Right to Cancel U.S. Trip?

President Park Geun-hye has decided to postpone her U.S. visit scheduled for next week, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. “Given that the people’s safety is her top priority, she will try to settle the public fear over the disease at home,” her spokesman Kim Sung-woo said. He added that Seoul and Was… …read more

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Health Officials Urge Public Cooperation in MERS Fight

A third patient made a full recovery from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Tuesday, 20 days since the first confirmed case of the deadly disease was discovered in Korea.

The patient was Kim Bok-soon (77), who has suffered from asthma for 20 years. Kim was infected at St. Mary’s Hospita… …read more

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French Influenza Expert Questions Need for School Closures

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A French influenza expert has questioned the necessity of school closures in South Korea when …

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Deputy PM Determined to End Seriousness of MERS This Week

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The deputy prime minister says the government is determined to end the seriousness of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak this week.

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Apple Wants a Lead Role in Streaming Music

Apple’s iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.</P… …read more

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Samsung Chief Stays in Hospital Despite MERS Outbreak

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee remains at the Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul despite an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome at that hospital.

The Samsung Group said Sunday it has not considered moving Lee to another hospital or home and believes Samsung Medical Center to b… …read more

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Documentary on Sex Slaves Released in Japan

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A documentary film on South Korean victims of Japanese wartime sexual slavery has been released in Japan, 20 years after it was produced.

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Kim Deok-hyeon Grabs Triple Jump Gold in Asian Athletics Championships

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South Korea’s Kim Deok-hyeon won the nation’s first gold in triple jump at the Asian Athletics Championships in Wuhan, China on Saturday.

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"MERS Virus in Korea Not Mutated"

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Health authorities confirmed Saturday that the MERS virus in South Korea has not mutated from its …

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MERS Infections Rise to Over 40

Five new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome patients have been confirmed, bringing the total number to over 40, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday.

The number of deaths from MERS has risen to 4 as a 76-year-old man died of the disease on Thursday. He tested positive on May 21 and… …read more

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Korean Student Gets Chance to Attend Both Harvard and Stanford

A Korean high-school student has set the enviable record of attending both Harvard and Stanford universities.

Sarah Kim (18), a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, was accepted by Harvard late last year and gained admission into Stanford, Corne… …read more

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Former US Official Urges Humane Attitude From Japan

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A former high-ranking U.S. official says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should show a humanitarian attitude in regards to the suffering of victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery.

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S. Korea FX Reserves Reach New Record in May

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South Korea’s foreign exchange reserves reached a new high of 371-point-51 billion U.S. dollars in May.

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